The Natural Resources program works with youth groups, military units, scouts, schools, and others to accomplish projects benefiting the environment, wildlife, and facilities on the Air Force Academy. We prefer to work with small groups (10-15 people), but will consider single-person projects or larger group projects on a case-by-case basis.
Eagle Scouts: Planning and coordination are important steps toward completing your service project and earning the Eagle Scout rank. Scouts are highly encouraged to take the lead in communicating with the Natural Resources staff, with limited support from parents and troop leaders. Completion of a service project should challenge you to develop and utilize your leadership, communication, and organization skills.
Depending on the season, here are some typical projects where we could use volunteer assistance. We also encourage your ideas to enhance the Air Force Academy.
- trimming vegetation along the recreational trails
- pulling or cutting noxious weeds
- planting willows or tree seedlings
- bluebird box monitoring
- performing minor trail repairs
- trash cleanup in natural areas
- collect fishermen creel census data
- coordinate a Creek Week watershed cleanup crew (September)
- submit bird sightings through eBird
- assist with the Audubon Christmas Bird Count
- plant a pollinator plot or garden